New IFPRI Discussion Paper: Women’s land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction: A framework and review of available evidence

Authors: RUTH SUSEELA MEINZEN-DICK, AGNES R. QUISUMBING, CHERYL R. DOSS, SOPHIE THEIS Paper available for download here. Abstract: Land is an important asset for rural households, and having secure land rights is important for poverty reduction. Despite the large body of literature on the relationship between land tenure security, livelihoods, and poverty, most of this literature is based on household-level >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Do shocks affect men’s and women’s assets differently? Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

Agnes R. Quisumbing, Neha Kumar, and Julia A. Behrman are pleased to provide complimentary access to their article, Do shocks affect men’s and women’s assets differently? Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda in Development Policy Review. First published online on July 17, 2017, as a PDF file for your own personal use. We encourage colleagues to share >> Read more

Three new publications on measuring women’s control of assets, time use, and agency

Three new papers with IFPRI authors are out as World Bank Policy Research Working Papers: Measuring Ownership, Control, and Use of Assets (Doss, Cheryl; Kieran, Caitlin; Kilic, Talip)  Measuring Time Use in Development Settings (Seymour, Greg; Malapit, Hazel Jean; Quisumbing, Agnes R.) Measuring Women’s Agency (Donald, Aletheia Amalia; Koolwal, Gayatri B.; Annan, Jeannie Ruth; Falb, >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Women and agricultural productivity: Reframing the Issues

A new article in Development Policy Review by Cheryl Doss is available open access online. Abstract: Should agricultural development programmes target women in order to increase productivity? This article analyzes the challenges in distinguishing women's agricultural productivity from that of men. Most of the literature compares productivity on plots managed by women with those managed >> Read more

Data2X Gender Resources

Great resources on gender data and measurement issues from Data2X, including a new paper on measuring women's subjective economic empowerment by IFPRI authors    

PUBLICATION & BLOGPOST: Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources: a guide for agricultural policy and research

Smriti Rao has written about her new working paper, Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources: a guide for agricultural policy and research, for the CAPRi blog. As a feminist economist who researches gender inequality in developing countries, I have spent my career torn between the recognition that quantitative measures can be useful and informative, >> Read more

BLOGPOST: Unlocking Opportunities for Women with Smart Design

Over at the Center for Global Development blog, Mayra Buvinic and Megan O'Donnell share key takeaways from their new report, Revisiting What Works: Women, Economic Empowerment and Smart Design,  building on work done by the UN Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation on what works to promote women’s economic empowerment for whom, and how to effectively measure impact. Read the >> Read more

SPECIAL ISSUE: Gender perspectives in resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to global environmental change

Ambio Journal has released a special issue for Dec 2016 on  "Gender perspectives in resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to global environmental change" with the goal to offer a room for interdisciplinary and engaged research in global environmental change (GEC), where gender plays a key role in building resilience and adaptation pathways.  This special issue consist of 13 >> Read more

PUBLICATION: New issue of AgriGender Journal

The current issue of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security focuses on the intersection of gender, agricultural productivity, value chains and nutrition and contains papers from research carried out across the globe including in Cameroon, the Himalayas, Ethiopia, India and Malawi. Read the full issue here. 

PUBLICATION: Investing in women along agribusiness value chains (IFC)

In the coming years, the agribusiness sector will navigate a rapidly shifting, increasingly challenging time. One of the challenges will be to meet the rising demand for agricultural products, even as the land suitable for growing crops declines. Navigating the changes will mean seizing new ways of increasing the productivity and efficiency of agribusiness value >> Read more